• Brock Yates

    Legendary automotive journalist Brock Yates died yesterday at the age of 82 after a battle with Alzheimer's disease. Yates' love for cars helped him attain fame beyond the pages of Car and Driver magazine. He created the Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, better known as the Cannonball Run, and wrote a screenplay based on the race that was made into a movie. Directed by Hal Needham, the movie proved to be campy, but it featured cameos from many stars and marked the beginning of a Hollywood writing career. The Cannonball Run, which began in 1971, was conceived as a...

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